AA Thought for the Day
May 5, 2022
Control and Manipulation
When we habitually try to manipulate others to our own willful desires,
they revolt, and resist us heavily. Then we develop hurt feelings, a sense
of persecution, and a desire to retaliate. As we redouble our efforts at
control, and continue to fail, our suffering becomes acute and constant.
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among
friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Four) p. 53
Thought to Ponder
When I choose the behavior, I choose the consequences.
F A I L U R E = Fearful, Arrogant, Insecure, Lonely, Uncertain, Resentful, Empty.
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